Few roles for Hispanics in top Hollywood movies

2014-08-04 23:31:01

A new study shows that less than 5 percent of actors in top Hollywood films are Hispanic, and that Latinas are more likely than women of any other ethnicity to appear partially or totally naked on screen.

Diplomat dismisses calls for construction freeze in S. China Sea

2014-08-04 23:29:59

A senior Chinese diplomat has shrugged off calls from Washington and Manila for a freeze on construction in the South China Sea, saying the proposals are "very unrealistic and completely unnecessary".

Half a million people under water-related state-of-emergency in Ohio

2014-08-04 11:01:44

A deadly chemical called microcystin was found in excess of the recommended amount coming from the City of Toledo Water Plant and Governor John Kasich has issued a declaration in three counties Saturday.

US competes for better ties with Africa

2014-08-04 07:33:45

As the US administration gears up to host the USA-Africa Leaders Summit next week, one cannot help but praise and, at the same time, criticize Washington's belated effort to promote its interests in Africa.

Calligrapher brings distinctive script to US

2014-08-04 06:54:48

Driven to teach and promote traditional Chinese calligraphy, Chinese calligrapher Pang Zhonghua, a pioneer of hard-nib calligraphy, brought his art and unique style of instruction to the "Vision & Innovation" annual forum in New York on Aug 2.

Leaders honored at Citi Field

2014-08-04 01:54:42

Chinese community leaders, including Zhang Meifang (third from left), deputy consul general in New York, receive awards from the New York Mets in at the Citi Field Baseball Stadium on Saturday. The team hosted its annual event - “An Evening of Chinese Culture” to open the baseball game.[

Ebola-stricken American aid worker en route to U.S.

2014-08-02 23:34:01

An American aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia was flown from West Africa to the United States on Saturday and taken to an Atlanta hospital for treatment in a special isolation unit.

Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

2014-08-02 22:50:52

President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building his legacy on a continent where his commitment has been questioned.

'Diaper Derby' competition in New York

2014-08-02 17:42:06

A baby crawls as she competes during the "Diaper Derby" event in New York August 1, 2014. The derby was held as a stunt ahead of the New York City Triathlon on Sunday.

Ebola-hit worker will be flown to US

2014-08-02 08:12:42

High-security unit at hospital set up by Centers for Disease Control

Putin, Obama say current impasse in Ukraine serves no one's interest

2014-08-02 06:21:49

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama agreed in a phone call on Friday that the current standoff in Ukraine serves no one' s interest and said they would keep open their channels of communication.

Prodigy, 11, wows chess world

2014-08-01 11:52:37

The biggest things on a preteen's mind normally revolve around family, friends and school. Life for Awonder Liang, an 11-year-old from Madison, Wisconsin, is no different. Except that he is the youngest National Master in the 75-year history of the United States Chess Federation (USCF).